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Posted 12/04/2016   2:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add kirks to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Welcome to Stamp Community Family (SCF)

Many people come to SCF because they've inherited a stamp collection and want information and help determining a value of their inheritance.

Please remember these truths about stamp collecting:
1. Unless your benefactor was a millionaire investing in stamps, there is a 99.99% chance that you are not going to get rich.
2. Your inheritance was assembled and collected by someone who enjoyed it as a hobby and pastime. This is usually the true value of a collection. As such, you should consider continuing and expanding the collection.

You should now proceed with these three steps:
1. Read the questions and answers already posted in this forum; 90% of your questions have already been answered.
2. Use the Search button at the top of this page to search this forum for specific items you may have; e.g. 'Gold Stamps'
3. Finally, post any unique questions by starting a New Topic with a good subject line.

There are two caveats:
1. Remember the Forum Rules you agreed to when signing up for the SCF forum.
2. Any discussions with offers to buy/sell will immediately be deleted.


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Posted 10/29/2018   8:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rainbow Red to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for excepting me and I hope too learn a lot about these stamps as well as others . The art off them is breathtaking.
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Posted 01/05/2019   05:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob041256 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rainbow Red

You've come to the right place to learn about stamps.

Rob
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Posted 05/24/2019   06:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add steevh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are a few places on the web offering advice on selling inherited collections -- but to a novice it would be hard to find this info.

Here's a link to a UK stamp shop, Dauwalders, on the matter.

They are talking about the UK market for British stamps, but I think the same pretty much applies to the US and anywhere else.

https://www.dauwalders.co.uk/valulations-21-w.asp
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Posted 06/01/2019   07:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampit to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello. I have a world book with a lot of vintage stamps in it. I have been online for the past 5 hours trying to figure the value of some of these stamps . I'm just lost. I can't tell if they are fake real . If they are considered good condition. I honestly have no clue what I'm doing. If someone could help me out I can send some pictures.
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Posted 06/01/2019   08:02 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Make a few scans of things that you're interested in finding out about, and post them here. The starting point is that most stamps are worth little or nothing, but people here will give you some idea.
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